How to Repair a Valley Shower Faucet

Repair your faucet to fix leaks.
Repair your faucet to fix leaks. (Image: faucet image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com)

Valley makes a wide range of faucets for the bathroom, kitchen and shower. Its single handle faucets are installed in several homes. These faucets will eventually leak after extended use, and when they do a repair is in order. A quick fix replaces the interior parts of the faucet and usually solves the leak problem. If you are handy with a screwdriver, this repair is a moderate challenge. You simply need the right cartridge for your particular model.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • New Valley faucet cartridge and seals

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Turn off your shower's water supply by turning the valve to the closed position.

Remove the cap on the end of the shower faucet handle by prying it off with a screwdriver. Locate the screw securing the handle to the faucet. Loosen this with a screwdriver and remove the handle.

Unscrew the round bonnet cap under the handle and remove the cartridge cap and sleeve underneath. Slide the cartridge out of the faucet.

Inspect the cartridge for signs of wear and tear or damaged parts. Insert a new cartridge in place of the old one. Press it into the faucet after lining up the holes on the cartridge with the inner faucet valves.

Attach the sleeve and cap and then twist the bonnet cap back onto the faucet. Tighten it until it is secure.

Slide the Valley faucet handle back onto the end of the cartridge. Insert a new handle screw in the handle and tighten it with a screw driver until it is secure. Test the faucet for leaks by turning the water back on and using the faucet.

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